Kejriwal announces simpler helpline

Posted on Jan 10 2014 - 10:37pm by IBC News

New Delhi, Jan. 8: Buoyed by the response to the anti-corruption helpline number, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced another simpler helpline for the residents of Delhi to report incidents of corruption.

Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal announced the new number 1031and said, “The new helpline number, which is shorter than the older one, will help people memorize it quickly.”

Kejriwal said one Delhi government official has been caught following a complaint to the helpline and trap will be laid in 16 more cases which have been reported.

Kejriwal also said more than 23,500 calls have been received on the older helpline number which started on Thursday.

On Wednesday, in a press conference Kejriwal had announced an anti corruption helpline number for residents of Delhi

“This is an advisory number that will explain you the way to hold a sting. But you cannot complain on this number. The helpline number is 011-27357169, which will be active from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m,” he said.

“I appeal to the people of Delhi that we need to eradicate corruption together. If somebody asks you for a bribe, then record the proceedings it and bring it to anti-corruption department,” he said.

“The idea is to create fear among the people who are involved in corrupt practices. There will be hoardings and advertisements regarding the same. Several teams of the police have been put on standby if there is sudden surge in the number of complaints,” he added.

After taking oath as the Chief Minister of Delhi on December 28, Kejriwal had announced that a helpline number will be provided to the residents to report the cases of corruption.

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